If the dryer isn’t turning on whatsoever, it’s important to start by checking to make sure that the unit is, in fact, plugged in securely and that the outlet has power coming from your home’s main electrical panel.
For this, go to the panel and locate the breaker that controls your dryer’s electrical outlet. Make sure that it is in the ‘On’ position. If it has been tripped into the ‘Off’ position, try flipping it back on.
If you continue to trip the breaker, there may be an electrical short somewhere in your home or the appliance’s wiring.
In this case, turn the breaker off, unplug the unit, and inspect the power cord for any signs of damage. A pinch or kinked power cord often happens accidentally when a homeowner moves their fridge to clean or rearrange the room.
If you find any cuts, kinks, or breakers, you’ll need to replace the entire cord, which is, fortunately, an affordable and easy fix.
On the other hand, your dryer might function, but it might turn itself off in the middle of its drying cycles.
While there are many reasons this might happen, it’s most often caused by a thermal overload, which means that the unit is either getting too hot, or the unit may itself may also be overheating, causing the shutdowns.
If you’re dealing with a gas dryer, before troubleshooting any further, start by making sure that the vent isn’t simply clogged, causing a backup of warm air.
While a faulty control board is often at the source of more complicated dryer repair problems, it’s usually more common that you’re dealing with a tripped breaker or electrical issue.
On top of that, before replacing the unit’s main control board, we recommend testing and checking all other parts of the appliance first. A few other parts that can often prevent a dryer from working properly include:
If you still haven’t figured out why your Asko dryer isn’t working, the issue might be with the control panel. Essentially, this is the heart and soul of your appliance, so if it has been damaged during a move, has gotten wet, or has undergone a severe electrical surge, this part may need to be replaced.
Diagnosing this, however, should never be done by yourself unless you’re certain of what you’re doing.
In some cases, repairing or replacing other components, rather than the control panel itself might be able to save your beloved appliance from failure. But diagnosing and repairing these issues often requires using a multimeter tool to determine which component is no longer working properly.
That’s why we recommend calling the pros at Denver Appliance Repair today!
Whether you’re dealing with a dryer that’s not drying your clothes properly or one that won’t work whatsoever, we can often repair or replace certain components, rather than you having to purchase a new dryer.
Get in touch with us today for prompt, efficient, and affordable appliance repair near you!